MainConcept Releases H.264 Encoder v2


Billed As ''Possibly the Best Video Encoder Money Can Buy''

Last Updated: October 8, 2005 5:12 pm GMT
(AACHEN, Germany & BEACHWOOD, Ohio--BUSINESS WIRE--Oct. 7, 2005) MainConcept, a world leader in codecs and video technology, announced today that it has released a new version of its H.264 AVC Encoder offering unprecedented quality including advanced two-pass encoding.

"Our completely rewritten H.264 Codec is possibly the best video encoder money can buy," said MainConcept founder and CEO Markus Moenig, "with quality suitable for the most demanding professional applications. This is just the beginning, setting the pace for even more innovative, ground-breaking codec technologies that we have planned."

The H.264 Encoder v2 end-user application for Windows is the first MainConcept product to feature the new codec. Mac and Linux versions of the app will follow, and the codec will also be available soon in SDKs for Windows, Mac, Linux, Texas Instruments DSPs, Philips PNX DSPs, and Intel XScaleĀ® processors.

The MainConcept H.264 Encoder v2 is available now for $499 with instant purchasing and downloading at . A free demo version is also available on the website. The full-featured program supports Baseline, Main and High Profiles, and is fully compliant with the H.264 standard. It also includes a fast, high-quality H.264 decoder which enables H.264 files to be played in Windows Media Player and other applications. The product also includes AAC encoding and decoding.

About MainConcept
MainConcept is a worldwide leader in codecs and video editing technologies for personal computers, set-top boxes and various DSP-based solutions. The company offers SDKs which make it easy for companies to implement codecs and other multimedia features with minimal research and development. MainConcept also has a line of innovative end-user video editing and compositing software which is also available for OEM bundling.

MainConcept AG is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, where it was founded and has operated for 12 years. The U.S. subsidiary, MainConcept LLC, was established in 2001 in Beachwood, Ohio. In 2002 Technology Joint Corporation (TJC) located in Osaka, Japan, became the exclusive MainConcept distributor for the Asian-Pacific region.

Additional information is available from MainConcept's general site at and from the developers' site at


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